From AWOL’s press release:
Often imitated but never duplicated The ORIGINAL SQUARE FOOT SHOW 2012 presented by AWOL Gallery (Toronto, Canada) is celebrating its milestone 10 Year Anniversary.
Since its inception in 2003, The Annual Square Foot Show has since positioned itself as one of the finest celebrations of the vibrant artist community that helps make Toronto special. The AWOL Gallery Collective has worked tirelessly to help promote New & Established Visual Artists from all over the world with this very special art event. With hundreds of artists and over a thousand works of art, AWOL Gallery promises a dynamic visual art experience. Be the first to see the show at the Exclusive Gala Charity Reception or join the queue for the exciting Artist’s Reception, traditionally attracting hundreds with a line up to get inside. The Square Foot experience is a fun, visual delight. The show’s appeal is in the collective creative energy of having hundreds of local, national, and international artists showcasing their work in a central location.
Now in it’s Tenth year, The Square Foot Show is one of AWOL Collective’s proudest achievements and they plan to make this another very special celebration of visual art and the artists that create it. Square Foot brings together artists from a variety of backgrounds, disciplines and career levels, offering their work at $225 per piece. Established and emerging artists are provided with a distinctive group show opportunity while exposing their work to galleries and collectors. The Square Foot Show is a must-see event for artists and collectors alike. Having long outgrown it’s original home at the AWOL Gallery, Square Foot will be presented off-site in the Twist Gallery venue at 1100 Queen West. Twist Gallery provides the perfect space to experience a show of this magnitude; accommodating over a thousand pieces of art and hundreds of art lovers.
This year AWOL will be hosting a ticketed Gala Preview on Friday August 3rd from 7:00 to 10:00 pm. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door, with proceeds from ticket sales going to support local charities, The Daily Bread Food Bank and Arts For Children and Youth.